Natalie Martinez is a reporter for FOX 7 Austin.
Natalie’s interest in journalism stems from government advocacy. She was in high school when Arizona passed SB 1070 and her government teacher encouraged her class to write to their local government officials. She could see the toll the anti-illegal immigration act took on her family and her community. It was then she realized the power of speech and the need to be educated and active in local government.
Natalie kicked off her career in Nebraska for NTV News where she was a multimedia journalist and produced their weekend newscasts. Her weekend team won first place weekend edition for the Associated Press. After a year she left the cornfields for the story book capitol, Abilene, Texas where she was a crime and courts reporter for KTXS News.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Natalie is happy to be closer to her family and appreciates the rich history of the state’s capitol. She enjoys finding fun new places to eat, gloving up for boxing, embracing her Latin roots with dancing and being active in the community.
Honor Flight Austin has four World War II vets, 5 Korea and 32 Vietnam veterans set to head to D.C and tour memorials built in their honor. The non-profit's 62nd trip is dedicated to Jack Miller, a World War II veteran, and his daughter's hero.
According to an arrest affidavit, Nolan David Wagner told police a woman who ran off with his drugs and money was in danger and said people were looking for her. The woman apparently owed Wagner $6,700 of heroin, methamphetamine and a large quantity of Xanax.
In 2018, the Llano River overflowed, damaging people's homes and businesses and washing away the Kingsland bridge. Just like the bridge, the community has built itself right back up.
Days before the city council is set to consider adding restrictions to homeless ordinances, four members have signed onto a proposal that would limit camping downtown and change enforcement.
A young woman told police a man grabbed her in a “hug-like” manner Friday. Shortly after alerting students the campus police received multiple calls and report the suspect matching the description of earlier assaults.
Officer Claudia Cormier lost her right leg in a crash in May and spent months in rehabilitation. She held a press conference Friday to talk about the experience.
The nonprofit Emancipet Austin had to shut its surgery room down because their old A/C unit went out.
The White family was gearing up for a soccer game at Old Settlers Park. Chris White said he let the boys hit the field first and then began applying sunblock to Allie. He turned around to grab another can of sunblock and in those few seconds, Allie was gone.
Austin's landscape has changed rapidly over time and its Mexican-American community deeply rooted in its past.
Cellphone video captured the World War II plane veering off the runway before takeoff. According to the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report, the pilot told investigators he felt a shutter of a stall before the plane crashed.